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Hengrave, Suffolk

Historical Description

Hengrave, a parish in Suffolk, on the river Lark, 4 miles NNW from Bury St Edmunds, and 2½ NE from Saxham station on the G.E.R. Post town and money order office, Bury St Edmunds; telegraph office, Culford. Acreage, 897; population of the civil parish, 189; of the ecclesiastical, 376. The manor belonged to the Hengraves, passed to the Greys, the Crown, the Ritsons, the Darcies, and the Gages, and belongs now to the Lysaght family. Hengrave Hall was built in 1538 by Sir T. Ritson, and is a fine specimen of Tudor architecture in brick with stone facings standing in a park of 300 acres. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Flempton, in the diocese of Ely; joint net yearly value,, £352. The church is ancient with a round tower, has not been used as a church for a long period, and contains many monuments of the successive owners of the manor and other persons.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySuffolk 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP28
Post TownBury St. Edmunds